29 April 2012

Apologies.  It has been almost a month since I have posted.  First, my mom came to visit.  (Yeah!  My mom came to Berlin!)  Then, I developed a really serious condition in my right eye called Iritis that seriously impaired my vision and made it really difficult for me to be around bright light.  It's been, in a nut shell, horrible.  I have been on a steady regime of cortisone eyedrops and pupil dialating drops, and I am slowly recovering.  It's been two weeks.  I have ANOTHER doctor's appointment on Wednesday where hopefully Dr. Fiedler tells me I am all better because otherwise I have to go see a specialist.  And why did I get this eye disease?  What is the verdict?  Stress.  Stress tried to take my eye.  Oy vey.  What age are we living in where we cannot just LIVE?  Life has gotten so complicated and expensive.  Indeed, it's hard to maintain creativity when one is so focused on mere survival.
David Cassel and Iwona had their baby(!) so the improv group has been on hold but we are starting again this Friday at a little venue in Kreuzberg called T Berlin
I have SO MUCH to write about, but now I am short on time, so instead I'm just posting a little update to let you all know I'm still here.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your eye Harvey! Sometimes I think the "stress cause" is a little overused, when the real cause remains hidden. Regardless, I hope it goes away and leaves you alone!

  2. In this case, I'm pretty sure the doc is right. I have been under a lot of stress, and my response to the meds has been consistent of someone without some other infection. The moral of the story is, RELAX!